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Performing Artists
1904 Greer Garson (English Actress) English Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1907 Gene Autry (Texas-born Country & Western Singer, Actor) Gene Autry Actors Film Country & Western Musicians Baseball Team Owner
1912 Michelangelo Antonioni (Italian Filmmaker) Italian Peforming Artists Filmmakers
1916 Trevor Howard (English Actor) England Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1931 Anita Ekberg (Swedish Actress) Swedish Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1935 Jerry Lee Lewis (Louisiana-born Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Louisiana Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Biography
1942 Madeline Kahn (Massachusetts-born Actress) Massachusetts Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database
1948 Bryant Gumbel (Louisiana-born African-American Television Host and Commentator) Louisiana Performing Artists Television Noted African Americans Biography
1964 Tom Sizemore (Detroit-born Performing Artist) Detroit Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1908 Eddie Tolan (Colorado-born African-American Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Colorado Sports Figures Track and Field Hall of Fame The Olympic Games African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1926 Chuck Cooper (Pennsylvania-born African-American Pioneer in Professional Basketball) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Basketball African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1956 Sebastian Coe (English-born Gold Medal Runner in the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games) English Sports Figures Track and Field The Olympic Games
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1970 Edward Everett Horton (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1975 Casey Stengel (Missouri-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Missouri Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1988 Charles Addams (New Jersey-born Cartoonist; The Addams Family Charles Addams Cartoons & Comics
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1914 Thomas Edison Is Granted Patent for the Phonograph Record Thomas Edison Phonograph Inventors and Inventions Patents & Copyrights Rutgers University
1930 CBS Begins 2nd Daily Networked News Broadcast with Lowell Thomas Radio OldRadio.com
1948 WSB-TV Atlanta Is Launched As Georgia's First Television Station Georgia Television Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1954 With Back to Home Plate, Willie Mays Catches 450-foot blast by Vic Wertz Alabama Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures New York Times
1957 Pittsburgh Pirates Defeat NY Giants 9-1 in Last Game at Polo Grounds New York City Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times
1987 The Compaq Portable 386 Goes on Sale for $8,000 and Weighs 20 Pounds Computer Technology CIO
1988 Stacy Allison Is First U.S. Woman to Scale Mount Everest Poland Texas Catholicism Polish Immigration Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association

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